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100 Muscle Building And Fitness Myths

The following are my top 100 muscle building and fitness myths. 1) You need to stick within the rep range of 8 to 12 to gain muscle. 2) You need to use low reps to build strength. 3) There is…

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3 Ways to Train Like a Fool

Mick Madden

Let me guess…you’ve just flipped through the latest issue of Flex or Muscular Development, and you’re pumped to hit the gym. Your testicles feel swollen like grapefruits, and you’re ready to swole-a-fy yourself into Dennis Wolf size proportions. Well before…

Understanding Workouts – Do I Work Traps with Shoulders or Back?

Mick Madden

Do I Work Traps with Shoulders or Back? Traps can be worked with either your shoulders or back. Your traps and shoulders work together on many shoulder exercises, such as the military press and lateral raise. Your traps are also…

Understanding Workouts – When Should I Add Weight?

Mick Madden

When Should I Add Weight? Progression is king in muscle building. To get bigger, you have to add more weight to the bar. Even if you are using high intensity techniques including rest-pause work, slow negative training, etc., you can’t…

Understanding Workouts: What is Rep Timing

Mick Madden

What is Rep Timing? Some bodybuilding workouts will dictate that you perform reps with a certain speed, or rep timing. For example, you may see a workout that includes the bench press and looks like this: Bench Press, 3 x…

Understanding Workouts: Reps and Sets

Mick Madden

What are Reps in a Workout? Reps are the number of times you perform an exercise, or lift a weight. For example let’s look at barbell curls. 10 reps (repetitions) of barbell curls would involve lifting the bar from the…

Weight Lifting Advice: E-Stat Guys And Gurus

Mick Madden

This topic usually pisses a few people off. And I will say, if you’re one of the people being pissed off, I’m sorry I ruined your day. But this needs to be said. So I suggest you gird up you…